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Top 4 Issues about Using Family Safety in Windows 8.1/8/7

July 3, 2015 11:26 am / Posted by Ruby Johnson to Windows 8 Tips
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Microsoft Family Safety is really a good helper to keep kids safe online. However, browsing Microsoft Community, we find that many users have the problems with Family Safety such as Family Safety not working, Family Safety not reporting PC activity. This article will focus on 4 common issues about using Microsoft Family Safety in Windows.

Top 1: Family Safety Not Working
Top 2: Family Safety Not Reporting PC Activity
Top 3: Family Safety Not Working on All PCs
Top 4: Time Limits in Family Safety Not Working

Top 1: Family Safety Not Working

"I've set up family safety on windows 7 as administrator on two standard users but the curfew settings aren't working?"

If your Family Safety is not working, follow tips below to have a fix:

Top 2: Family Safety Not Reporting PC Activity

"I noticed that this week's Family Safety report showed no activity despite me not changing any settings and both of my children using their accounts several times a day."

In general, you can receive regular emails to your Microsoft account to summaries websites visited, programs used, search terms inputted and total time spent on the device of your kid. However, there are cases that Family Safety not reporting PC activity.

If you have the same problem, follow tips below to have a fix:

Top 3: Family Safety Not Working on All PCs

"I have one desktop computer with Windows 8.1. My son has one Netbook computer also with Windows 8.1. My son has child account on both computers. I have Admin account on both computers. The Family Safety works on my son's netbook, but not working on my desktop."

When using more than one PC, monitoring and control is managed at Family Safety, but some users complain that Family Safety is not working on all PCs. If you are one of them, follow tips below.

Note: This will delete any corrupt files. Your settings will be downloaded again from familysafety.microsoft.com the next time you sign in.

Top 4. Time Limits in Family Safety Not Working

"My son has been able to continue using the time past his time limits.  In fact, the user activity report shows no logged time, despite him being on for hours."

It is very sadly to find that the time limits you set in Family Safety doesn't work at all. If you have the same problem, follow tips below to have a fix:

That's the 4 common issues people encountered when using Microsoft Family Safety in Windows 8.1/8/7. If you have any further Windows 8.1/8/7 problems, such as lost Windows password, Windows 8.1 crash, please leave a massage in the comment place.

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